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How much does life at university cost?

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To get an idea of how much students spend whilst they are at university, a survey was carried out on 1st and 2nd year students studying at Cardiff University. The following costs relate to the average student:

 Student Expenditure Per Month
Expenditure Per Month£ University Accommodation£ Living At Home
Rent270.00-
Food150.0090.00
Toiletries/laundry etc15.008.00
TV licence11.63-
Books/copying etc3939
Travel (including travel home)30-
Telephone2515
Social/leisure120120
Clothes2525
Total £685.63 per month £297 per month

Figures updated March 2010

Useful fact

The average graduate starting salary in 2008 was £24,048


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